• Marshall hires Alabama assistant Huff as head coach
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday. Huff spent the past two seasons as the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and running backs coach and is widely known as a top recruiter. The 37-year-old Huff is Marshall’s first Black head football coach. He is a 2005 graduate of Hampton, where he played center, guard, fullback and tight end. ... read more
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    5 days ago
  • Michigan hires Ravens’ Macdonald as defensive coordinator
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan hired Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator. The Wolverines announced the move Sunday. The 33-year-old Macdonald replaces Don Brown, who recently became the defensive coordinator at Arizona. It’s a significant hire for Michigan, which is trying to find its footing under coach Jim Harbaugh after going 2-4 in this abbreviated season. Macdonald worked for Harbaugh’s brother, John, with the Ravens. “Mike is ... read more
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    5 days ago
  • Maryland prepares $3.5 million payout to McNair parents
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with the parents of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke following a workout in 2018. The amount was made public on Friday in a meeting agenda released by the Maryland Board of Public Works. It must be approved at the board’s meeting on Jan. 27. The payout will be given to McNair’s parents, ... read more
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    1 week ago
  • Florida rebuilds D-line by adding transfers Newkirk, Shelton
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is rebuilding its defensive line with help from the transfer portal. The Gators officially welcomed former Auburn defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk to the program, a little more than a week after landing ex-Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton. The duo should help replace two-year starters Kyree Campbell and Tedarrell Slaton, both seniors who opted to move on to the NFL. Newkirk entered the NCAA transfer portal ... read more
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    1 week ago
  • Duke’s David Cutcliffe gives up play-calling duties, realigns staff
    DURHAM, N.C. — Duke head coach David Cutcliffe is giving up play-calling duties amid multiple changes in responsibilities for the Blue Devils coaching staff following a two-win season. Cutcliffe took over play-calling last season as the Blue Devils sought an offensive spark, but said he needed to return to taking a broader program overview. “I increased the (difficulty) for me, and I don’t think that it allowed me to be ... read more
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    1 week ago
  • New Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea adds 4 to his coaching staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has added four people to his coaching staff, a group including Justin Lustig from Syracuse as his assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. Lea announced the additions Thursday. The new assistants include Inoke Breckterfield coaching defensive tackles, Barton Simmons as the Commodores’ general manager and director of personnel and Nik Valdiserri as the recruiting coordinator. Jovan Haye, who played ... read more
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    1 week ago
  • Hurricanes shake up defensive coaching staff for 2021
    Manny Diaz decided someone else needed to call Miami’s defensive plays. He chose himself. The Hurricanes’ head coach – and former defensive coordinator – will call the plays on that side of the football in 2021, he said Thursday, while announcing a slew of other changes including the return of Jess Simpson to coach defensive line. Simpson had that role at Miami in 2018 before leaving for the Atlanta Falcons; ... read more
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    1 week ago
  • Michigan hires Mike Hart as running back mentor
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has hired former running back Mike Hart to be the program’s running back mentor. The Wolverines announced the move Wednesday. Hart is Michigan’s career rushing leader, and he was the running backs coach at Indiana for the past four seasons. “I am excited about the addition of Mike Hart to our offensive coaching staff,” coach Jim Harbaugh said. “Mike is a great coach and Michigan ... read more
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    1 week ago
  • Perfect Alabama finishes No. 1 in AP Top 25 for 12th time
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Alabama finished the season No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the 12th time, extending its record by completing the program’s first perfect season since 2009. The Crimson Tide were a unanimous No. 1 in the final poll, getting 61 first-place votes, after beating Ohio State 52-24 in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night. Alabama was the preseason No. 3, but when it ... read more
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    2 weeks ago
  • No. 1 Alabama wins national title 52-24 over No. 3 Ohio St
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts. It’s a rite of passage if you have played for the Crimson Tide under coach Nick Saban. This time, though, the band playing the fight song was a piped -in recording, and ... read more
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    2 weeks ago